Monday, October 31, 2011

Casual and Classy

I love counteracting something classy with something casual. It keeps a design/outfit interesting and allows for a lot more freedom when designing a room or getting dressed.

The glam factor of this space, with the elegant crown molding and purple velvet couch, is counteracted perfectly by the rustic console and leather chair. Not to mention the awesomeness that is this coffee table:

There are really no words for how flawless this outfit is. Sequins paired with a casual pant. I need to find a backless sequin top stat:

P.S. Happy Halloween!

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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Elle Decor - Polished to Perfection

I'm catching up on all my magazines for this month thanks to the SNOW we have coming down like crazy. I am not a happy camper. Looking out and seeing my pumpkins covered in snow is just wrong. Anyway, I finally had the chance to look at the November issue of Elle Decor. I literally gasped when I saw this coffee table. A massive silver ball necklace with gold clasp serving as the legs?? It's as if it was designed for me.


Not to mention the lacquered purple walls are pure insanity. And are those bookcases mirrored?? I can't handle this....
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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Perfect Work Outfit

I've been dreaming of these pumps ever since we met at J.Crew in September. Also loved this dress, which is now on sale. Now I just need to pull out the credit card to make this perfect work outfit complete:

Tan and coral go so well together. Even in a room:

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Leopard Becoming A Neutral

I am loving the fact that more and more designers and fashionistas are utilizing leopard as a neutral. I recently posted about leopards and polka dots looking so chic together and pairing it with a floral print seems to be the newest trend:

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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Black and Tan

I could not be more excited about the black cape I just ordered from New York & Company! I haven't shopped there in a really long time and just happened to check out their website last week. Everything was 40% off, which means so was my little cape! I think it may have come to $68! And here I am sporting my new little treasure. P.S. I know I have the worst backgrounds. I just don't have anywhere exciting to go when I'm at work...

 And a cozy little dining room to match:
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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Client Basement Project Part 2

In my excitement to show my client's basement project yesterday, I completely forgot I already started that post! I wanted to include some of the fashion inspiration and other images that lead to the design. My client was definitely a little nervous about my red/pinky coral combo! But it works beautifully. Here were some of my inspiration images: 

And of course, don't we all love this Miles Redd room :

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Monday, October 17, 2011

Client Basement Project

I am finally complete with my basement client! I have been soooo anxious to share this design with you all! It was great working with her and we are both so pleased with how the space turned out!

We needed to keep the cherry wood that was present throughout the whole basement. She also liked the idea of incorporating some red and likes warmer colors. She wanted the design to feel feminine, but not too girly. Also, the basement literally had one light that was a plug-in reading lamp. We needed to add some serious recessed lighting asap (and a chandelier!). And here was the result!








We lined the bookcase with wallpaper
Also, there was the powder room. It was definitely a little sad until we added fun, reflective wallpaper and paint!



To see more pics, be sure to visit my Facebook! A HUGE thank you to my husband and dad who helped me majorly with putting together furniture. I couldn't have done it without them!

Also, I'm trying to photograph and post my outfits more often. I think it's a great way to remember the outfits I liked so it's faster to get dressed in the morning!

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Worn Leather

Isn't worn leather just the best?

This gorgeous bag is handmade and from Etsy!

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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Outfit to Interior

I slapped together this outfit this morning (leather shorts and all!) for the perfect gorgeous Fall day. Then I found this beautiful room that matched my outfit perfectly and couldn't resist the urge to make my husband photograph me in the parking lot.

P.S. Check out this Tumblr. I think I found someone who is more obsessed with Olivia Palermo than me. That's not to say I'm not super excited to devour this all evening.
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Monday, October 3, 2011

Larger than Life Accessories

When I was in design school, it was all about proportions, proportions, proportions. Sometimes rules are made to be broken...

I absolutely have fallen head over heels for this moody room. And that massive mirror over the fireplace is perfection.

Love this massive mirror, too.

Huge light fixtures:

Big Art:

Huge envelope clutches are very big (haha couldn't resist) right now:

If you do not own a chunky menswear watch by now, you really need to get on that:

Big chunky scarves:

Yep, I definitely love huge accessories...
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